Unearthed John Coltrane Album Features Jimmy Garrison

John Coltrane: Blue WorldOnce again, a new album of jazz icon John Coltrane’s music has been unearthed and released to the public. Blue World was originally recorded as a soundtrack for the French Canadian film Le chat dans le sac, but only ten minutes of the music was ever used. Recorded in 1964 between Crescent and A Love Supreme, the album features his classic quartet filled out by pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Jimmy Garrison.

“What makes Blue World, as it is now known, unique in Coltrane’s discography is the fact that it finds the master saxophonist revisiting some of his older tunes in the studio,” UDiscoverMusic.com notes. “The reason for this was that Gilles Groulx, who didn’t show Coltrane any film footage prior to the recording session, had compiled a list of the music he wanted based on material he was familiar with from the saxophonist’s back catalogue.”

One of the revamped Coltrane numbers is an extended version of “Traneing In,” which features a nearly three-minute bass solo intro. Hear Garrison’s nimble lines and double stops:

Blue World is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Blue World Track List:

  1. Naima (Take 1)
  2. Village Blues (Take 2)
  3. Blue World
  4. Village Blues (Take 1)
  5. Village Blues (Take 3)
  6. Like Sonny
  7. Traneing In
  8. Naima (Take 2)

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